Machine Politics, Organized Crime, and Reform

Image Gallery

Portrait of John B. Gage, Mayor of Kansas City MO from 1940-1946. Source: Kansas City Museum (George Fuller Green Collection).

Clipping with a cartoon depicting a group of rabbits forcing a goat to run away.

Photograph of Bryce B. Smith standing, facing left in the new City Hall at the northeast corner of 12th Street and Oak Street, ca. 1937-39.

John B. Gage, Kansas City mayor from 1940 to 1946, in city council chambers.

Mug shot of Hymie Ballew, Inmate No. 42199 at the Missouri State Penitentiary.

Architectural rendering of the Jackson County Courthouse in Independence, Missouri, after renovations in 1933.

Portrait of John B. Gage, reform mayoral candidate in 1940.

Portrait of Albert I. Beach, Mayor of Kansas City MO from 1924-1930. Source: Kansas City Museum (George Fuller Green Collection).

John B. Gage, Kansas City mayor from 1940 to 1946, in city council chambers.

Photograph of Kansas City organized crime figure Giovanni "John" Blando.

Photograph of City Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, which opened on October 25, 1937.

Photograph of Harry S. Truman walking with unidentified men.

Portrait of Frank P. Walsh, progressive lawyer and labor advocate. Taken between 1910 and 1925.

Photograph of Frank P. Walsh and Family

Photograph of Frank P. Walsh, his wife Katherine, and three of their children. Taken between 1918 and 1921.

Henry F. McElroy, Kansas City's first city manager and proponent of the Ten Year Plan.

Portrait of Frank P. Walsh, progressive lawyer and labor advocate. Taken around 1915.

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